This thick semi-throwback wasn't even mentioned by Apple, but it still exists. Like the cast in an Agatha Christie mystery, however, its ranks are being depleted. First the 17-inch version vanished back in 2011, and immediately after the October 2013 Apple press event, the 15-inch version disappeared from Apple's site, leaving only the $1,199 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro, which we are now referring to as … Read more
iOS 7 seems to have trouble telling the time following the end of daylight saving time in some countries.
Several readers of AppleInsider told the blog site that the line indicating the current time is off by an hour in the Calendar app. As an example, people for whom the current time is 6:00 a.m. will see 7:00 a.m. marked instead.
The bug seems to affect only the current time display. The time is correct in the system notification bar and other locations. Alarms for calender appointments also chime in at the right time.
In the … Read more
The iPhone 5 is still the king of the iPhones, but activations of the 5S and 5C continue to grow.
The 5S now accounts for 3.8 percent of all iPhone activations across the world, while the 5C has carved out 1.7 percent, mobile analytics firm Localytics said on Monday. The overall 5.5 percent is a hefty rise from the less than 1 percent seen by Localytics following the opening day weekend for the two phones. The iPhone 5 is on top with almost 40 percent of all iPhone activations, but it's had more than a year … Read more
Buyers of Apple's iPad Air will be able to outfit their new tablets with keyboards and cases courtesy of Logitech.
The first three products include a Bluetooth wireless keyboard that promises a large key size for more accurate typing. The Folio Protective Case doesn't offer a keyboard but comes with a stand and a waterproof skin that Logitech says will protect the iPad against bumps, scratches, and spills. It's also the … Read more
The prepaid carrier announced on Friday that the 16GB versions of Apple's latest crop of smartphones is on sale. Following the trendy new sales structure, Cricket offers two ways to pay. You can buy the iPhone 5S for $599.99 up front or for $25 down, making up the difference with long-term monthly installments.
Similarly, you can defer the entire $499.99 5C bill by paying $21 down and spacing out the rest month by month. Talk, text, … Read more
The iPhone 5S is now playing even harder to get.
Over the past three weeks, availability of the new high-end iPhone has dropped to less than 5 percent of all iPhone models, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in an investor note released Friday. That contrasts with the 6 percent availability previously cited by the analyst for the week ending October 11.
Following the launch of the 5S on September 20, the new model accounted for 27 percent of all iPhones in stock, Munster said. But that number plummeted as consumer demand shot up.
When might the iPhone 5S become … Read more
Apple's iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S might have some trouble gaining traction in Russia, a new report claims.
Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview on Friday, IDC analyst Simon Baker said that "if Apple really wants to compete with Samsung [in Russia], it should've come up with a much lower price for the 5C." According to Baker, Apple is selling the iPhone 5C for $800 in Russia, while the iPhone 5S retails for about $960.
Unlike in the US and many other countries around the world, Russia strictly forbids carriers from offering subsidies on smartphones. So … Read more
The original iPad Mini has been given a space gray paint job to match the new Retina Mini, and now that repainted model seems to be hitting Apple Stores.
Some larger Apple Stores apparently had the space gray version of last year's model in stock early Thursday, according to AppleInsider. But those initial supplies quickly sold out. Sources told 9to5Mac that the tablet popped up at several Apple stores, though not all of them, and advised interested customers to call their local store to check on availability.
Apple's online store shows a shipping time of 24 hours or … Read more
Best Buy will give customers a gift card for at least $200 for any working third or fourth generation iPad or iPad Mini that they trade in. Some customers may receive a higher trade-in value depending on the tablet's model and condition, the company said.
The offer, which lasts from October 22 to November 9, is valid at all Best Buy stores in the US.
The iPad for trade-in must power on to be considered working. Any tablets with cracked screens … Read more
I was aiming to buy this year's iPad to replace my nearly 3-year-old iPad 2. But after seeing the new iPad, I've put those plans on hold.
Apple unveiled the fifth-generation iPad, known as the iPad Air, at its launch event on Tuesday. The newest iPad certainly offers some solid features. It's thinner and lighter than previous models. It's also faster, thanks to the new 64-bit A7 processor. The iSight camera has been beefed up to 5MP as well.
The iPad Air also offers greater performance, a Retina Display, Siri, and several other improvements.
So, why … Read more